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Username: bldigrn
Date/Time: Thu, November 2, 2000 at 7:19 PM GMT
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Subject: $3.50 cost vs. NSI's $6


      NSI charges $6 because that is the fee they settled on when their exclusive contract expired and they were forced to open their registry to registrar competition.

I work in the domain name space and have gained a lot of knowledge about NSI, .tv, .ws, .cc, and other companies.  .tv is the newest registry and has the most state-of-the-art equipment.  It is a small company that runs lean and has talent; the company isn't burdened by a behemoth corporate infrastructure.

The $3.50 price is probably along the lines of what everyone should be charging but of course it would be natural to see most applicants latch on to the industry-standard $6 wholesale price that NSI currently reaps.  My sense is .tv has a better handle on the economics (and their costs) and is simply trying to be as competitive as possible.

I applaud their efforts and the philosophy the're embracing of low-cost, widely-available access with no huge middle-man markups.



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